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Cotton Grass

Cotton Grass
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Copyright: Hollie is an SLR novice (slrnovice2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 331 W: 31 N: 344] (1197)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-19
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon 20D, EF 75-300mm IS USM, Hama Skylight 1-A
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-22 16:30
Viewed: 4186
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Cotton Grass from Thursley. Cotton Grass is a Sedge not a Grass. Sedges differ from grasses in having solid, three-sided stems. It is probably Common Cotton Grass rather than Hare's-Tail Cotton Grass as the latter is found in the North of the UK and Ireland. Common Cotton Grass grows up to 75cm, forming tussocks on damp, acid, peaty soil. The cottony tufts are the fruits of the plant - the flowers are far less noticeable drooping spikelets. One of my books (the Readers Digest Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Britain) says "The fluffy heads of cottongrass were once used for making candle wicks. They are still excellent for stuffing pillows and mattresses if enough can be collected." Before you throw away your comfy old duvet be warned - you'd have to collect a *huge* amount to do this!

I thought it was pretty blowing in the breeze :) PP was crop, sharpen for web & NeatImage.

PDP, Runnerduck, Fisher, dew77, coasties, liquidsunshine, marhowie, cougrrr, greghume, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-22 16:38]

Nice shot Hollie, I like the way they are blowing in the wind. Good details and composition. Nice work.

Hi Hollie. I just posted a shot of grass myself! This is so lovely with the light shining on it from behind. Nice capture!

Hi Hollie, this is such a soft gentle shot, really beautiful.
I really like the tight crop.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-22 21:43]

Another work of art from Britain. First you now Adrian. Hmmm. :) :)
Excellent shot and well done on the composition, artistic capture, keep it up.


Very nice shot, Hollie.
I like the light and the composition.
Good colours and POV.
Well done.

Nice sharp details and I like the 'monochrome' look.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-23 4:47]

Hello Hollie!
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.Lighting,details and DOF are perfect.

I love the light in this shot Hollie. It has given the shot a great atmosphere. The subtle colours are fantastic. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-23 7:52]

Good shot Hollie. Lovely details and well exposed! Well done & TFS!


Nice arty shot Hollie,
Nice composition, good detail and POV.
DOF is spot on.
Thanks for posting

Hollie, Great capture with an artistic flair..Nice light and details, Well done!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-25 18:18]

Excellent shot Hollie i like the composition, lighting is beautifull, great details & sharpness dof & pov are perfect,

Well done!

Very nice lighting and good focus. Really stands out from the BG. Thanks for the descriptive note.

Hi Hollie
Great texture and subtle hues on this one - I thought it to be B&W from the thumbnail. The tight crop and the intemediate DOF work together to make a pleasing composition.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-31 9:41]

Hi Hollie! I do not have the time to write a complete comment.

"Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the color or scent of the flowers, so should the sage act in a village."
~ Buddha (563-483 BC)

Thank you for sharing picture and note and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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